Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet, is born

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Laura Ingalls Wilder, American author, born

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Robert Frost, American poet, dies; epitaph reads: “I had a lover's quarrel with the world”

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Lewis Carroll, English author, is born

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The National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities are established by Lyndon Johnson

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For the first time, Emily Dickinson sends her poems to T.W. Higginson, for review

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Emma Lazarus, the American-Jewish poet whose words are inscribed at the Statue of Liberty, is born

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Library of Congress established

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning is born

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World of Dante

A multimedia research tool intended to facilitate the study of the Divine Comedy through a wide range of offerings. These include an encoded Italian text which allows for structured searches and analyses, an English translation, interactive maps, diagrams, music, a database, timeline and gallery of illustrations. Many of these features allow users to engage the poem dynamically through the integrated components of this site.